Helen Mirren

The Brit List: Five Great British Police Dramas

On Sunday, August 19 (10/9c), BBC America premieres Copper, a gritty crime show set in 1860s New York, starring Tom Weston-Jones. To celebrate this, and also because it would be criminal to ignore them, here are five tales of crime and …

Helen Mirren May Play the Queen on London’s West End

It’s still no more than wishful thinking, but London theater fans are excited by the possibility that Dame Helen Mirren may be gracing a West End stage by again playing Queen Elizabeth II.

WATCH: British Actors Play Down Benefits of Winning Oscars

The conventional wisdom is that winning an Academy Award is Hollywood’s highest accolade, bringing glory and lifelong dividends to recipients. But if you listen to some Brits who’ve earned an Oscar, it really doesn’t make that …

WATCH: Dame Helen Mirren on Why Charles Dickens Endures

As we celebrate the birthday of Charles Dickens, we hear from Dame Helen Mirren herself on why the author’s work remains relevant. (Interview by Tom Brook.)

Elizabeth Tudor, Screen Queen

Good Queen Bess. The Virgin Queen. Elizabeth Tudor.

Vote in the Anglo Fan Favorites Tournament, Women of 2011: Round 1

We've crowned the men's champion. Now let's move on to the ladies. 32 fabulous British women vie for the title. Pippa Middleton or Karen Gillan? Helen Mirren or Joanna Lumley? Start your fan campaigns now and vote!

There is Nothing Like a Dame…Miraculous Helen Mirren

Is there a harder working actress, senior division, than Dame Helen Mirren? The 66-year-old Oscar-winner has two films in theaters right now, The Debt and Brighton Rock, and a third, The Door, already completed.

Dame Helen Mirren, Unlikely Action Hero: Moving on from ‘The Queen’

Dame Helen Mirren believes the tide has begun to turn. People no longer automatically link her to The Queen when they hear her name. “I think they’re getting away from that finally,” she says.

News Roundup: The Beckhams’ Golden Tribute to Harper, Pete Doherty and Carla Bruni Pal Up, and Helen ‘Body of the Year’ Mirren

Y’know that family who’ve just had a new baby and they’re so smitten they can’t stop recording every aspect of their child’s growth? And changing their Facebook profile picture to a picture of the baby?

News Roundup: Helen Mirren Cast in Phil Spector Biopic, Daniel Craig’s Cowboy Dreams, and Biebs’ Wish to Hang with the Beckhams

Dame Helen Mirren has stepped in to the breach to replace Bette Midler in a new HBO film about the trial of the notorious ’60s record producer Phil Spector. The film stars Al Pacino, and depicts Spector’s recent trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. Bette had been set to play Spector’s lawyer Linda …